Ducks’ Return to Assumption College April 15 Helps NEADS Dogs

The fifth annual Duck Day at Assumption College will be a red-carpet event on Wednesday, April 15, at 11:30 a.m., at the pond near the Salisbury St. entrance to campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Nearly 300 children from neighboring Flagg Street, Nelson Place and St. Mary’s elementary schools, and from the Jewish Community Center have been invited to help the Assumption community celebrate the return of the family of ducks that call the campus home from April through November. The ducks, owned and cared for by Assumption history professor-emeritus Kenneth Moynihan, will arrive by station wagon for their annual red-carpet waddle into the pond. Special appearances by the Assumption greyhound, Pierre, and Mother Goose are anticipated.

Assumption’s Student Activities office, sponsor of the annual event, will provide cupcakes and decorated cookies, and sell Duck Day t-shirts ($5.00) and rubber duckies. Every purchase provides entry into a drawing for two passes tickets for Boston Duck Tours. The proceeds from the sale of t-shirts and rubber duckies will benefit NEADS (Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans) headquartered in Princeton.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews